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Old 04-01-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Can we talk wave makers?

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I have a smartwave by Hydor on my BC 29. I was just wondering what are the pro's an con's of using one? What benefit does it have or not have?

Yes I said I have one, I'm a sucker for gadgets and when I saw the video I just had to have it. I have it set for every hour the alternate.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:44 PM   #2
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yeah idk if i should get a "wave maker" and i dont want to sound stupid but i have a maxi jet 400 will that do the same thing?
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Old 04-15-2012, 01:40 AM   #3
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yeah idk if i should get a "wave maker" and i dont want to sound stupid but i have a maxi jet 400 will that do the same thing?
It's different. A wave maker controls the power heads you can alternate them and set it a certain time. Mine go left to right every hour. To make a nice flow in the tank.
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cool thanks
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:53 AM   #5
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Oh Dino and his gadgets! are they nice, yea. are they needed, nope.
pros: more natural flow (mostly visual but I'll let somebody else speak to growth benefits if there are any)
more gadgets on your tank
Cons:
less $$ in your wallet
none that I can think of.

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #6
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Haha yeah I love those gadgets. Well I have that smart wave and I dunno if it's just me lol but I swear the corals look better since I've started using it.

Could be me though... lol
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:26 PM   #7
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I stuck a Hydor FLO on the output of my Fluval 305 a few days ago and I've been very impressed. Fish seem more active, coral movement is more interesting and yes I think there is better extension on some (frogspawn & GSP specifically).
So on the left side (36G bow, 30" wide tank) there is a Koralia 550 aimed toward the center & up, on the right side is the filter output (about 250gph) through the FLO AND a Koralia 425 aimed to collide with the 550. Seems to work well!

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